Hawaiian Chicken

It seems as though once you add pineapple to any recipe, that recipe becomes “Hawaiian.” Like Hawaiian Pizza with ham or bacon and pineapple. Does anyone like it? I do once in a while. Today I give you Hawaiian Chicken. It is a crockpot recipe that turns out very nicely and when served over jasmine rice is a wonderfully comforting meal. Plus these flavors in the mid of winter really do cheer me up.

Hawaiian Chicken
3 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, excess fat removed
one large can crushed pineapple
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 red pepper diced
1 large vidalia onion, thickly sliced
1 cup chicken broth or water mixed with 3 T. corn starch
1 T. soy sauce
1 pkt Italian Dressing mix

Place all ingredients in the Crockpot and mix well. Cover and cook over high heat for 4-5 hours. Stir once per hour. The onions will retain some crunch, which I love. Serve over rice. Serves 10-12.

So I’m in this Brownie Bake Off at school at the end of the month in which I have to make 2 9×13 inch pans of homemade from scratch brownies. I am going with the classic brownie- chewy, very chocolaty, with a nice crispy crust on top. I have completed my first trial recipe and achieved the perfect flavor and crust but the center was too custardy, not even chewy. Now I just need to tweak the recipe to get chewy. I found this post on Fine Cooking to help out, and they also have this very cool Create Your Own Brownie Recipe Maker which gives all kinds of ideas for add-ins. There are probably millions (I exaggerate) of combinations. Trail #2 coming soon.

More Pineapple Recipes…
Pepper Jelly Ham
Sweet and Sour Sauce

Brownie Recipes…
Fancy Brownies
Nutella Fudge Brownies
Dulce de Leche Brownies

More Crockpot Recipes…
4 Crockpot Recipes in PDF download
Italian Sausage Cacciatore
Crockpot Grinders


  1. Kelly
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM | Permalink

    mmm.. brownies. I just saw an episode of America's Test Kitchen where they made brownies – looked so good (possibly an old episode) . They were trying to replicate the texture of boxed brownies with the chocolatey goodness of homemade. They looked amazing (in case you're looking for a different recipe to try). 🙂

  2. Big Dude
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    I'm not usuall much for sweet dishes, but has such an interesting blend of flavors, I may have to give it a try.

  3. Karen
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

    I never have cared for the hawaiian pizza, but this chicken sounds good. Mmm, brownies 🙂

  4. A Year on the Grill
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    My word is always tropical. Add coconut and it's a tropical treat!

    I do love the Hawaiian Chicken. Sounds delicious!

  5. highplainsdrifters
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

    Now you got me thinking … can't remember how to spell "Huli-Huli" chicken. Huli? Hooley? Huly?

  6. grace
    Posted February 10, 2011 at 1:42 AM | Permalink

    i'd like to thank the novel mind who first combined meat and pineapple–it's pretty stellar. good eats, robin sue!

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